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South African Threats to Freedom of Expression

South African Professor of Law Pierre de Vos has an excellent blog posting on a frightening piece of legislation there seeking to ensure many South African government-connected institutions classify or prevent the release of documents that have even the most tangential relationship to national security. Unfortunately, this is just another example of the South African government not demonstrating an appreciation for the importance of transparency and for punishing corruption. It also probably violates the Constitution's provision on freedom of expression. Hopefully civil society groups can continue to fight such efforts with some success.

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